Baku - Post Report Question and Answers

Can you save money?

Yes, if you don't fly everywhere close by or order too much online. - Jul 2015

Yes, if you're reasonable. If you come with State, the COLA, differential, and language pay turn into a 50% salary bump. We are a family of six, don't travel much, cook from scratch most nights, and don't buy lots of parmesan cheese, so we're able to save about half of my husband's take-home pay. If you don't have extra pay incentives, it would be harder. - Jan 2013

Absolutely NOT! - Dec 2011

If you live off consumables and never leave your house yes. Otherwise, no. - Sep 2010

No. All of your spare money will go to or to government-controlled airline prices. - Aug 2010

No. - Oct 2009

Yes if you shop wisely and buy a lot of clothes and food items before arriving. - Nov 2008

If you buy local products and eat at home yes. If you MUST have western products or eat out a lot it will be more difficult. - Sep 2008

Yes. If you speak Azerbaijani and live primarily off the local market. - Sep 2008

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